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"Your cambelt needs doing" phone call.....

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by ADi Nuff Valves, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. ADi Nuff Valves
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    [Feb 20, 2012]
    So on friday afternoon I got a lovely phone call from Audi MK reminding me that my cambelt is due a change as my S3 is coming up to 5 years old. It's on 21k miles!

    I wasn't aware of this as Audi managed to lose the service schedule so i've got a replacement which gives you no information on service schedules for the vehicle.

    Can anyone tell me how often the Haldex needs oil & filter on the S3 8P2?

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    Haldex is 20k, they say filter every other change but for the price i would do it anyway. You have to tell the Zoo keeper to tell his monkey or they will not do it.

    They sent me a letter telling me mine was due on the 3.2 once but it hasn't got one (belt) :)
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    I just had my cam belt done as mine is 5 years old on March 1st and I've only done 28k miles.

    I though Haldex oil was 40k miles.... They changing their minds on everything! Well my Haldex oil hasn't been done yet. Guess I will sort it at some point. There is always something :scared2:
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    Where did you get it done mate? How much did it cost? Any problems?
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    Was that done at a main dealer? Would you mind letting me know what it cost?
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    I had mine done at Bath Audi £390 all in with water pump however I do have family who work there so sort of friends and family rates...

    No problems though, they changed the auxiliary belt too but I assume thats all included in the price quoted for a cam belt.
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    Gearbox is 40k, Haldex 20k :)
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    its weird how Audi say 5 years but VW is 4 sorry completely random just struck me as odd
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    It should have been done a year ago according to the owners manual - 4 years or 60k miles
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    [Feb 21, 2012]
    Water pump and belt is 5 years or 60k miles. Haldex is 40k according to mine??
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    [Feb 21, 2012]
    Are you sure haldex is 20k I always thought it was 40k
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    I agree with you Silky.
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    [Feb 21, 2012]
    Haldex is 40k miles and gearbox should be lifetime - there is no service schedule for the gearbox oil however there is no reason why you can't change it say 80k miles.
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    You're on yer own there Paddy - we're all on 40k for the Haldex oil & filter.

    I got my cambelt / water pump done recently at an independent, after 5 years and 50k miles. I think the book said 8 years, but that seems rather too long a time to me...
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    I did think Haldex was 40k miles....
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    [Feb 22, 2012]
    Hi Adi - have a look at the services we offer here at BDM - pretty local to you!
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    You must be just around the corner from the Audi dealer?

    I'll certainly contact you for a quote nearer the time but it's tricky to get back to Luton for work from MK without a car.

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    Yes we are just down the road from them - give us a call on 01908 648081 when you are ready.
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    [Feb 22, 2012]
    I called Audi to ask about the cam belt change for my Jan 2008 (07 model) A3 (TDI DSG) and was told 4 years/60,000 miles OR 5 years/75,000 miles but they couldn't be sure which! Um?????

    My A3 has done 59,000 and 4 years, so I'm now not sure if it is due or not! Rather wait another year if sensible...?
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    [Feb 22, 2012]
    ....and the price on their 'affordable servicing' page states £429 with the VAT!
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    [Feb 23, 2012]
    According to our records cambelt is 60,000 miles, Haldex oil and filter 40,000 miles, DSG oil change 40,000 miles.
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